I am honoured to present the first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) of The Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.) (ASC).
The ASC is a system of fourteen schools located across three States, founded by the Diocese of Perth in 1985.
Our RAP process was activated by an ‘On Country’ experience along the banks of the Swan River or Derbal Yerrigan, with the ASC Board Chair, ASC Principals, School Council Chairs and myself, led by Professor Len Collard from the University of Western Australia.
From this day, a Working Group was formed to ensure a journey towards deeper engagement with the First Peoples in each school locality.
We surveyed our schools as we sought to better understand how each school engages and includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and began the development of our RAP as a priority.
I am pleased that our first Reflect RAP will now guide our initiatives and actions, our hearts and minds towards more positive outcomes for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the lands on which our schools are located.
I commend this RAP to all members of the ASC community and beyond, as our nation moves to further the process of reconciliation.
The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM
Chief Executive Officer
The Anglican Schools Commission (Inc.)